Valentine's Day TC 5K - 2019

Presented by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®

Valentines Day TC 5K

Available Races
Find love at Lake Nokomis!

The Valentine’s Day TC 5K, presented by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® circles Lake Nokomis in charming South Minneapolis. Receive a BOCO® pom hat and an exclusive finishers medal. Get your heart racing with other speedy racers, or take it slower and enjoy the fun NEW back tags being featured this year to make mingling with other runners more fun.

Hot Beverages

Enjoy complimentary coffee and hot cocoa at the start line!

Love Tunes

Nothing says hard core winter running like rock n' roll love songs.


If you run a personal record, ring the bell for a sweet photo op!

NEW Backtags

Break the ice by wearing a playful backtag -- free at packet pick up!



When is the race?

The Valentine's Day TC 5K is Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 5K begins at 10 a.m. and the 1 Mile Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

Where is the race?

Fall in love with Minneapolis again. The race takes place in the charming south Minneapolis Lake Nokomis neighborhood.


Where can I find race day information?

Select your distance above. On each page, you will find information regarding packet pick up, travel and transportation, the course, results, and more. Download the free Twin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic to keep it all at your fingertips!

Can I volunteer for this event?

Yes! Help set up the event, serve participants on course, manage logistics, and more. Click here to sign up online.

Will the event still take place if it's cold?

Saturday's weather is expected to be very cold, with residual snow and ice in and around the area. TCM uses a color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) with consideration for multiple factors including; temperature, humidity, wind chill, cloud cover, seasonal acclimatization, course and environmental conditions to communicate the event status to participants leading up to and on race day. Using the current forecast as a guideline, we anticipate starting the event in WHITE (Risk for Hypothermia).

Please prepare for a cold race day by dressing in appropriate layers, taking advantage of gear check, and picking up your race packet on Friday, February 8 instead of on race day to avoid extended exposure to the cold. You can also reference our cold weather running tips.